Protesters cause a stink at Wits

2016-10-14 12:13
The Great Hall at Wits University. (Lizeka Tandwa, News24)

The Great Hall at Wits University. (Lizeka Tandwa, News24)

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Johannesburg – Classes had to be relocated after stink bombs were let off in a lecture hall in the New Commerce Building on Wits University’s West campus on Friday, management said.

"Police were called to the scene after classes were disrupted. It looks like two students were going from class to class trying to disrupt them," Wits spokesperson Shirona Patel said.

The two students had been identified.

Meanwhile, a group of about 30 students were singing outside the building.

Science and mathematics classes were also disrupted.

On Thursday evening, protesting students used stones to break several windows.

They tried to start fires near the Old Mutual Hall, the DJ du Plessis Building, the Grand Stand at the Science Stadium, and the Umthombo Building.

The fires were all extinguished quickly. Some buildings were flooded as protesting students opened taps in the bathrooms. Two students were arrested.

Read more on:    wits  |  johannesburg  |  university fees  |  university protests

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